December 14, 2015

November 17, 2015

Yoga balasana

Bala "child." Asana "pose."
Child's Pose.

Be a child.


Pastel, 10x8, $145.

SOLD-Rhode Island

October 22, 2015

Fall Walk

A stroll.
One step at a time.
No time, no place, no hurry.
Through colored blankets of gifts from the trees.

Pastel, 6x9 $75.

September 24, 2015

Closing Up the summer

This, the first day of fall
signals the closing of summer: vacation house, bathing suits, convertibles, and playthings.
It opens up autumn: a tranquil beach, crispy days, dry sun, and the approaching rainbow of leaves.
A sad good-bye
A happy welcome.

Pastel, 2007, SOLD

September 2, 2015

Labor Day rest

Hang loose.
Take a rest.
Do nothing.
Stare at the sky.
Swing in the breeze.
Enjoy Labor Day.
You deserve it.

[An older painting that fits the day.] 
Pastel 5 x 7, 2007. SOLD

August 5, 2015

Summer pit stop

Hot day.
Cool spot.
Sun streaks the shade
and pops the color.
Ice cream chills the body 
but also cheers the soul.

Pastel, 10 x 8, $150.

July 16, 2015

Morning Glory

Glories of the morning.

Watercolor, 8x10, $140.

June 22, 2015

Gunther Schuller composer

Pulitzer Prize winning composer, jazz musician, teacher, and author Gunther Schuller died this June 21, 2015, to Beethoven's Ode to Joy that played by his deathbed. He combined classical and jazz in his compositions and performances and coined the term “Third Stream” for music that incorporated elements of both.
I had the pleasure of meeting him and doing this portrait for a project a number of years ago. Besides being a multi-talented person, he was a wonderfully pleasant and respectful gentleman. 
His music will play on...

Charcoal, 11.5" x 18," $250.

June 9, 2015

Babies take a bow

That time of year again.
When babies take a bow.
A showcase of little ones in tutus and tiaras.
One goes one way, one goes another... Some collide. 
Petals fly.
Nothing in sync but their levels of adorable.

Pastel "Simone's Bow" 24" x 18" 
SOLD Commission [Texas]

May 21, 2015


Little painting - BIG meaning.
On the sands of our beach:
2 military men stand at attention.
A band plays.
A cannon fires.
A wreath is put out to sea.
Honor for men and women who lost their lives serving our country. 
A poignant moment.
A Memorial Day.

[West Beach, Beverly Farms, MA]

Pastel, 5x7, $75.

May 6, 2015

STOP and smell the roses

6 years ago I did this painting of a local greenhouse.
6 years later it is gone. 
Once overflowing with flowers of every color and hue, and size, and perfume;
now it is a rubble of wood, dirt, and death.
On this day I am forced to face the fragility of beauty, the passing of time, and heed the reminder that we must always "stop and smell the roses". 

Watercolor, 8x10, $150.

May 4, 2015

Cranberry Bog view

Cranberry Bog [strip]
Pastel, 30 x 10 fine art print

April 28, 2015

The beach is back

The snow and ice have melted to sea. 
A pastel of peach warms the sand; the water; the sky. 
Not a sound is heard- but for a seagull above. 
Our beach is back.

West Beach, Beverly Farms, MA

Watercolor, 30 x 11, 1994

April 7, 2015

Many years: Many places

Captured time travel from
‘home sweet home’, 
to the west, 
on a European ‘Grand Tour,’
to Island oases, 
& finally home again. 

Exhibit thru April 29, 2015
Beverly Library, 32 Essex Street, 
Beverly, MA

March 25, 2015

March Winds

Goodbye March.
Goodbye winds?
Goodbye snow?
Goodbye coats?
Goodbye cold?

Pastel, 5x7
SOLD- New York

March 17, 2015


We made the snow record in Boston!
Now I can't wait till the day when there is one snowball left.
And we see the ground again.

Pastel, 5x7, $50.

February 24, 2015

Oscar red carpet 2015-Architectural Runway

Architecture on the red carpet.
Ladies on a red pedestal, molded of alabaster and marble, a draped detail, pearl molding, a croset structure, a banded column, and a fleuron.

All Caryatids [sculpted female figures] ready for the podium.

Pastel, 10x8, $150.
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February 10, 2015

Box of Hearts

In February I wear a heart everyday. My collection is nestled in empty velvet chocolate boxes and each represents people or things that I love. See grid.
1. Steuben glass heart- It all started as a teen when I bought a glass heart made by Corning Glass. A teardrop was suspended within- how could I resist? The original was three times the size but it was stolen and replaced by this one. 
2. Ballet pink sparkly heart- for my love of ballet, music & dance. I wear it to ballet class.
3. Swarovski red crystal heart- from my loved husband.
4. Tiffany silver heart- from loved stepdaughter Robin.
5. Purple heart- for all of life's wars I've bravely fought.
6. Vintage pink stone & pearl heart - from my loved sister.
7. Black Jet Mourning heart- for all those lost that I loved.
8. Swirl black & white heart- for my swirl of loved friends & family.
9. Copper engraved heart- my favorite metal- for my health.
10. Green Malachite heart- for my love of nature.
11. Painted sunflower heart- from loved stepdaughter Kim.
12. Sea shell heart- a gift from the sea.
13. Leopard heart- for my loved animals.
14. Antique Art Nouveau heart- for my love of antiques & the arts.
15. Porcelain Rose heart- for my love of roses & flowers.
16. Amber heart- from my honeymoon in Dominican Republic.
17. Italian Murano heart- for my love of travel, esp Italy.
18. Aquamarine glass heart- for my favorite color.
19. White cut out lace heart- for my love of lace and all things hand made. Full circle back to Corning Glass who made the heart.

And I have more. 

Pastel, 9 x 11.5, NFS

January 21, 2015

Chicago Shades of Grey

Leaving Chicago, outside the window, revealed a gradation of greys reaching for the sky. Misty grey. Shades of grey. Grey steel disappearing into the fog. 
No sun but for a spark of life in a window on Lake Shore Drive. 
"Chicago, Chicago that toddlin' town
Chicago, Chicago I will show you around
Bet your bottom dollar you will lose the blues in Chicago..."

Pastel, 10x8, $125.